For the 8th time, Venezuela won another Miss International after Mariem Velazco was crowned Miss International 2018 on November 9, at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Mariem bested 76 other countries to win the coveted beauty title. In second place is Miss Philippines, Ahtisa Manalo followed by the beauties from South Africa, Romania, and Colombia.
This year’s pageant with the them “Cheer All Woman” had the biggest turnout in the pageant’s history, surpassing the previous record of 73 contestants in 2014.
The new Miss International was crowned by last year’s winner Kevin Liliana of Indonesia. Mariem is 19 years old, and currently studying Geophysical Engineering. She is originally from the Anzoátegui State but represented Barinas State in the Miss Venezuela pageant. Interestingly, she won both her Miss Venezuela International and Miss International titles on her birthday.
Miss International 2018: Venezuela – Mariem Velazco
1st Runner-Up: Philippines – Ahtisa Manalo
2nd Runner-Up: South Africa – Reabetswe Sechoaro
3rd Runner-Up: Romania – Bianca Tirsin
4th Runner-Up: Colombia – Anabella Castro
Ecuador – Michelle Huet
Japan – Hinano Sugimoto
Spain – Susana Sanchez
Mexico – Nebai Torres
Australia – Emily Tokić
Indonesia – Vania Herlambang
Madagascar – Esmeralda Malleka
Paraguay – Daisy Lezcano
Thailand – Keeratiga Jaruratjamon
Ukraine – Bohdana Tarasyk